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family. >>> first up, vice president joe biden. you're looking at a live picture of the naval observatory, where they are getting ready for the ceremony. he will be sworn in during a private ceremony in just a few minutes. supreme court justice sonia sotomayer was chosen. mr. biden will take the oath using a family bible. >>> then of course tomorrow is the public inauguration. this is where crews are putting final touches on the national mall. 800,000 people are expected to attend when the president takes the oath at noon tomorrow. the parade, of course, will follow. then tomorrow's ceremony after that, as well, as we said. saturday turned out to be a great day to take in the festivities. but what about tomorrow? >> lot of pressure on the weather department when it comes to this weekend. let's take a look at the maps and start off with satellite radar composite. not much to show you. we've got a ridge of high pressure that left us with fairly clear skies. a few clouds skirted in last night. really not too much happening this morning either. we will see skies fairly pleasant into the cours
will be later, and right now there is vice president joe biden who was sworn in a few minutes ago, and the president. and they are leaving arlington national ceremony, and the other wreath laying will be at the mlk memorial. >>> president obama, his swearing in ceremony is just after "meet the press." >>> now, a lot of people wondering what will the weather be like for the tperstive tease. >> and storm 4 meteorologist, chuck bell, joins us live with that. >> good morning, everybody, here in the nation's capital where we are waiting for the inauguration to take place, and chris is ready where i get to vote. temperatures in the mid-40s in the city, but there are cooler spots in the upper 30s. and 39 in ash burn, virginia, and 43 in culpepper. and winds are gusting 25 to 35 miles per hour out in the high spots north and west of town and our winds will continue to increase in and around the city today, so expect a breezy day today. winds out of the south for now but that will become a northwesterly breeze this afternoon and that's the leading edge of colder air coming our way. enjoy t
. new video in this morning shows the president and vice president joe biden at a wreath laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery. but tomorrow. the big celebration happens. a second, public swearing in ceremony. which we will carry live. there have been a thousand details for organizers to consider. here's kron four's catherine heenan with more. >> catherine: a few facts about how these crowds will be handled. the u.s. military will be helping park police for the first time ever. the secret service will be working with 57 federal and local agencies. a new app is designed to keep people from getting lost or stuck in overcrowded spots -- which happened in 2009. there's continued concern over whether there will be enough porta-potties. also - a new pastor has been chosen to give the benediction. unlike the first choice - luis leon supports same sex marriage. the estimated cost - about 40-million dollars. the tradition is almost as old as the country itself. this is teddy roosevelt's parade in 1905. and as the years went by.the ceremonies become more and more tightly controlled and ch
. >> well, vice-president joe biden met with gun rights groups and safety activists and when the president laid out his gun control plan there was barely any mention of curbing the violence in movies. >> alisyn: there's more work to be done. our next guest says, no. and joining us-- >> good morning, how are you. >> alisyn: is that accurate you don't think that the president has to do more about the video game industry or hollywood? >> no, i think the president actually promised that he would have a broad response. he would have broad actions, i think actually, what he did was breach that promise when you have 23 executive actions and no meaningful action regarding hollywood, and very little regarding this just stunning. hollywood is a huge campaign source and was during the the campaign. we all remember the record breaking, it was the biggest campaign event in history, 15 million dollars, the george clooney dinner and also, hollywood is one of the biggest lobbyists in washingt washington, as a matter of fact, their chief lobbyist is chris dodd from connecticut where the newtown massacre o
you vice president joe biden being sworn into office. all the focus, of course, is on president obama, who also takes the oath of office in a private ceremony today before the public inauguration tomorrow. here you see joe biden at the national observatory with his wife, dr. jill biden, and he's being sworn in by u.s. supreme court justice sonya sotomyer. he begins his second term as vice president of the united states. we are now going to go to sports. this afternoon the san jose sharks finally open their season in calgary now that the lockout is over. the puck drops at three. but as you know, all eyes are going to be on atlanta as the 49ers try to advance to super bowl 47 in new orleans. they need a win today over the falcons. here's collin resch with a look at the team's preparations before today's game. >> no more talk, no more practice, it's game time. who wants it more? who can execute better? who can win the turnover battle. the 49ers and falcons are ready for the nfc championship game. winner, on to new orleans and super bowl. the niners enter today's game as four point favori
to pursue citizenship. legislation could be introduced this march. >> ama: vice president joe biden is putting the finishing touches on series of gun proposals but the white house may not find support for those ideas in congress. >> reporter: the president of the national rifle association says the nra has enough votes to block a ban on military style rifles. >> the likelihood they are not going to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> joe biden is set to deliver his proposals for tougher gun control laws to president obama next week. he is expected to reintroduce the assault rifle ban. universal background checks, right now they are only required when a gun is purchased at a retailer. it would close the loopholes and require background checks for any sale of a gun. and limiting ammunition clips, limiting them to ten rounds. a top lawmaker is calling on retailers to suspend assault type rifles until congress acts. >> they are flying off the shelves at our gun stores. >> it has caused a near stampede of gun buying. people lined up around the block at this gun show in m
. >> today marks one month since the tragic school shooting in newtown, connecticut. vice president joe biden is getting ready to offer his recommendations on curbing gun violence. kelly wright is live with more of what's happening today. >>> good morning heather. just like you said joe biden is preparing to present recommendations for the president to deal with the issue of gun violence in america. the president wants to prevent more school massacres like the one that happened exactly one month ago at sandy took in new town, connecticut. tighter control on assault weapons as well as high capacity magazines that hold 30 rounds or more plus universal background checks. a lifelong member of the nra, national rifle association supports such a measure. >>> i want to know and hear from them why do you have a magazine and need a larger magazine? you can't just push the nra away and law abiding gun owners away you have to be at the table and find out what the preference is of protect that go. >> the nra believes the root of the problem is mental illness. it is pushing for a measure to keep those gun
events. the president, first lady and vice president joe biden and his wife, jill participated. officials are estimating as many as 800-thousand people will attend monday's inauguration ceremonies in washington. president obama will take the oath of office at noon, and then deliver an inaugural address. mister obama will have two swearing-ins: a public ceremony on monday and a private one tomorrow. military families. and you'll be able to watch the inauguration ceremony live during the kron-4 morning news on monday. it will start at 8-30 in theand we'll also have the inaugural parade live on our 24-7 bay area news channel - starting at 10-35. today giants general manager.. speaking about brian wilson >> the golden state warriors were in action again today facing off against the new orleans hornets. klay thompson scored a season high 29 points to hornets 116-to-112. this snapped a three game skid for the warriors as they saw their star point guard stephen curry return to action. curry came back with a vengence and scored 20 points after missing the last two games with an ankle sprain. next
laws that would ban assault weapons. this comes as vice president joe biden finalizes a package of recommendations to curb gun violence. he is expected to meet today with house members and to discuss ways to reduce gun violence. is expected to give president obama a comprehensive package i of recommendations tomorrow. some lawmakers said the december massacre and new town conn that killed 27 people as transform the country and americans are ready for stricter gun laws. the recommendations that are expected of background checks for ever when purchasing a gun even at gun shows and a ban on high- capacity ammo clips. >> is that of the elite for baiting boeing's 787 dream liner. japan airlines reported a fuel leak at an inspection yesterday in the aircraft reportedly was the same one that had a fuel leak in boston last week. japan's all nippon airways has experienced a fuel leak a caught it when the crack and a computer malfunction and 787 skull and cancellations of several domestic flights. the government said last week the 787 is safe to fly though it lost a probe last week in to
. >> could james bond be the answer to the gun debate? joe biden thinks so. but how close are we? a look at the future of the gun. >> hollywood politics may have cost ben afleck an actor but justice may have served at the golden globe. "fox & friends" starts now. >>steve: welcome aboard. live from a not very chilly new york city where it is 50 degrees outside now. it is "fox & friends," america's number one cable news show. >>gretchen: peter johnson jr. here. i was in las vegas over the weekend. it was warmer here than las vegas. we begin with news developing overnight. another disturbing attack in benghazi, libya. the italian council general was in an armored car when gun men pulled up and starting shooting. no one was hurt. this happened four months after the attack on the u.s. consolate which left four americans dead. the flu vaccine for kids getting harder to find. some drug makers are reporting the vaccine for children between six months old and four years old is sold out. >> we've been administering so much of the flu shot since mid-december. we sold out. >> to hear people are tryi
and a rigorous background check. >>> tomorrow, vice president joe biden is expected to give president obama his recommendation on how to curb gun violence. meanwhile, the head of the nra david king offered his own idea on how to stop gun violence. here's what he said on cnn's "state of the union." >> one of the things that we have pushed for, for a number of years is including those who have been adjudicated to be mental incompetent and potentially dangerous on the list of those people who are prohibited from buying firearms. that has not been done. >> he believes republican lawmakers will not support an outright ban on assault weapons. on cbs' "face the nation," senator john mccain said he would not support such legislation. >>> residents of newtown, connecticut are debating the future of sandy hook elementary school. reopen it or tear it down? the site of last month's mass shooting killed 20 children and six adults. it's still a crime scene. sandy hook students and teachers are holding classes at school in a neighboring town. yesterday newtown residen
's cabinet pick. immigration and the debt ceiling while vice president joe biden finalizes his recommendation on gun control. tracie potts is in washington for us. it's a busy week ahead. >> reporter: absolutely. as the rehearsals are under way for this new ration the senate turns its focus to these confirmation hearings. chuck hagel raising a lot of questions with democrats and republicans, no date set for those hearings yet. president obama, those confident that he will be confirmed. meantime the debt and the debt ceiling that we're about to hit again in february, the house is back in session today. they got to address that. republicans pushing for spending cuts at this time could include social security and today vice president biden sits down with cabinet members and members of congress to finalize his recommendation for gown control. we'll present them to the president tomorrow likely to include universal background checks. >> no sleep for you over the next week, right? thank you so much. tracie potts in washington, d.c. >>> former secretary of state colin powell is speaking out on nbc's
in los angeles. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. vice president joe biden is meeting with the house today getting ready to, to put together that list of recommendations to curb gun violence. there is one point where both sides agree, punishing people who lie on their background checks. until 2010, nearly 80,000 people were denied guns for lying or giving inaccurate information about their criminal history. but, only 44 of those people were actually charged with a crime. this is one of the issues joe biden's task force is looking at and we can last timing expect his plan to include a stronger focus on background checks. those recommendations to the president could come as early as tomorrow. the group is also looking at mental health treatment, violence in video games and movies and a potential ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazine clips. the nra is, of course showing strong obviouspposition to. this yesterday ocnn's face the nation, group president david keen said an assault weapons ban will not make its way through congress.
. >> joe biden met with several people let last week and is expected to make recommendations to the president by tuesday. in the meantime, one senator that is selling firearms is urged to take the first step. >> i am urging these retail stores to stop the cell of large scale ammunition vehicles-ammunition and arms until congress can come to an agreement. >> is going to take a long time before an agreement and closure after that terrible massacre. april williams, kron 4 >> lance armstrong says that he is ready to speak candidly as he prepares for an interview with oprah winfrey. rumors have been swirling that armstrong is ready to admit his use of performance enhancing drugs in the interview. that interview is scheduled to air on thursday. a person with knowledge of the situation has said that armstrong will give a limited confession and apologize. this would be the first public response to a u.s. anti-doping agency report that accused him of using the banned drugs to win the tour de france. in the past armstrong has strongly denied doping. >> the venezuela government says tha
of the warren commission report on the death of jfk. >>> vice president joe biden is about to send his recommendations to president obama and proposals for new gun control legislation, but he used some interesting words to describe his progress saying he was "shooting for tuesday to hand it in." he went on to say "there is no silver bullet to stop the killing." >>> the white house is giving a detailed response to petitions for construction of a death star like in star wars. the tongue in cheek response entitled "this isn't the petition response you're looking for" says the administration does not support blowing up planets. also it costs too much money and could be described by one man in a spaceship. >>> and that is your morning dish of scrambled politics. now we'll look at the national weather with nbc meteorologist bill karins what is going on with the weather? >> fascinating. >> i was watching people playing basketball in short sleeves, tank tops. i'm not complaining. >> you don't own a ski resort. >> that's true. some people in new england are very much complaining. a lot of extre
spent time volunteering today as part of a day of service linked to the inauguration. vice president joe biden and his wife jill, parking 100,000 care packages for the troops overseas. people here in the bay area also intervene conveniented -- intervened. alex savidge has more on this. >> reporter: construction got underway early this morning, a habitat for community, volunteers in hard hats fanned through the in daly city. some painted. >> we're really looking forward to coming together and finding a way to service and really to contribute. >> reporter: about 100 people took part today helping put the finishing touches on this 36 unit complex that will provide affordable housing for bay area families. but -- but those chosen families do have to put up work. they help build the home they will live in. >> reporter: the volunteers started to build this back in 2010. it's the largest habitat for humanity project in the world. rob alvarado working on the roof today was here when construction first started and came back for this national day of service. >> i feel like, you've had a lot of opp
joe biden took his official oath of office from supreme court justice sonia sotomayor at the naval observatory. soon after that he and the president laid a wreath at arlington national cemetery, and then at noon in the white house president obama received the official oath of office from chief justice john roberts, which the constitution requires on january 20th. we have team coverage of this inauguration sunday. darcy spencer is downtown where metro has seen double the typical sunday ridership. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell tracking the inauguration day forecast. we start with chris gordon live on capitol hill. a lot of excitement in the air around d.c. today, chris. >> reporter: good evening. you could see at this hour on the mall people are milling about. it's a beautiful evening and the people are very friendly and excited down here. crowds, traffic growing. tomorrow the focus of the world will be on the u.s. capitol for the inauguration, and today some of the people participating in inaugural activities got a front row view of history. long lines of people waited to ge
a look at the headlines right now. on tuesday a task force headed by vice president joe biden expected to recommend a ban on assault-style weapons. that's just one option the task force may put on the president's desk in the wake of the connecticut elementary school shooting one month ago. president obama made clear this weekend that he is ready for a fight over how he responds to the recommendation. >>> american troops helped france in an attempt to rescue a french intelligence agent held hostage by militants in somalia. president obama detailed the u.s. involvement in the mission which happened friday night. he said u.s. troops lent what he called limited technical support and american aircraft if needed. the mission failed. the captured agent was not rescued and the french government believe he is now dead. >>> former president george h.w. bush may get to leave the hospital this week. the 41st president shown here on his birthday last june has been in the hospital since november 23rd for bronchitis and then what was described as a stubborn fever. his son, former florida governor jeb
, and the deadline is approaching for vice president joe biden to representative his recommendations to the president which should happen tuesday. cnn's candy crowley is taking up the debate in today's "state of the union" and candy, i understand that you have a pretty outspoken guest on the show. >> well, a couple of them. david keene who is the president of the national rifle association and also we will talk to the new senator from connecticut chris murphy and i spoke to him a month ago up there on the scene at newtown, and then we want to try to take a look of this from a bipartisan approach if that is possible. there is a new group forming with senator joe manchin who is a democrat from west virginia and jon huntsman who was a presidential candidate a moderate who is trying to form this group to form bipartisanship, and is that possible anymore? we want to look at gun debate through the prism of bipartisanship and is that at all possible? >> do you believe they will come to some type of agreement here, because certainly a lot of issues on the table? >> yes. i think that there are a lot of issues
-ins for president obama and vice president joe biden watch the presidential escort from the capital's east steps, including the u.s. army ban, the old guard drum core and honor guard members from each branch of the military in exactly one week hole dad -- we will be live on the national mall. i'm the one in the middle. our coverage begins at 5:00 a.m. eastern. >>> new this morning, big royal baby news. the duke and duchess of cambridge, their baby is due in july. that's according to st. james palace, a spokesman also saying that kate's condition is continuing to improve following her stay in a hospital for what the palace said was severe morning sickness. she is believed to be around 13 to 14 weeks pregnant now. >>> hollywood, the 70th golden globe awards, they did not go according to script. never do. ben affleck won the award for best director. take that, academy voters. his film "argo" upset "lincoln" to take the top prize for best dramatic film. michelle turner has more on the big winners and best moments from the golden globes. >> it's getting slop where i in here, everybody. look hot drunk
obama and vice-president joe biden attended a wreath layinging at the cemetery -- a we will laying at the cemetery. >>> high surf advisory is in effect at bay area beaches. it will continue through this afternoon. swells between seven and 10 feet are expected. some will reach up to 0 feet. beach goers and fishermen are told to use caution. alex savidge is live at half moon bay with the extreme surfing set to start an hour from now. good morning, alex. >> reporter: well, that's right we are here at pillar point harbor in half moon bay. i talked with one of the competitors. he is very excited and keep in mind, this is the first time they held the mavericks surf contest since 2010. so a lot of buzz this morning. this is what it looked like on the harbor. servers were getting boards ready and they are going to get ready to get on the contest that starts a short time from now. fans out here as well. everyone is fired up for the big event. surfers expecting a nice mix of big swells. and keep in mind, this area near pillar point is full of hazards, that's what makes it so intriguing. stro
close look at it as is joe biden who is expected to come out with some recommendations in the next 24 hours. >> reporter: over 30,000 gun deaths in the u.s. every year, the challenge, gun control. >> i lost my husband right before christmas. >> reporter: if anyone knows the pain of losing someone to gun violence, it is new york congresswoman carol mccarthy. her husband was dilled in a mass shooting on the long island railroad. after years of trying to pass gun laws on capitol hill--all the time it was difficult because there's so much anger, why are we allowing this to continue to happen. >> on day one of the new congress, mccarthy and other lawmakers introduced or reintroduced -- several senate bills are on the way but all are far from a gun deal. in his first term, president obama passed no laws permitting gun use. even before he's sworn in again, he's expected to review proposals from his new gun task force. >> this is a team that has a very specific task to pull together real reforms right now. >> the white house is focused on a white ranging plan involving more than just firearms
-president joe biden is continuing to prepare recommendations for gun legislation. we will tell you will he's meeting with to date at 5:34 a.m.. >> and justin timber lake is back with more music! we will talk about his new release at 5:56 a.m.. >> >> welcome back the time now is 5:29 a.m.. the big stories the san francisco 49ers are in the nfc championship game. the second straight year. the niners will take on the falcons this sunday in atlanta. it is noon our time some gather around a tv for the game. more problems for boeing 787 dreamliner. a fuel leak was reported yesterday's. it is the same one that had a leak last week. >> we're watching bay area weather breaking up to more cold temperatures of revisory in effect for the north bay until 9:00 a.m. we have our own jackie sissel he is our solo reporter. note to sell. pat, some long johns. it is cold out here a good reason to have the freeze advisory in the north bay. we are sitting at 31 degrees. it is below freezing. yesterday was illegal in fact, it was so cold the pipes froze inside my house. there was no water. i have to wait to 10:0
. the president, first lady and vice president joe biden and his wife, jill will also participate. this year's inauguration is expected to be scaled down from 2009. about 900-thousand people are expected to attend. thats also down compared to four years ago. president obama will have two swearing-ins: a public ceremony on monday and a private one tomorrow. if you call about nine- hundred thousand people 'scaled down'. officials say-for president obama's second inauguration, washington's national mall will have about half as many people as it did in 2009. undertaking. millions a- buzz with ceremony. symbolism. that big-event about 250-thousand people have coveted tickets- for president's platform. four-years ago, many who had on the periphery of the then be told you gotta go ceremony on monday, a live during the kron-4 morning news on monday. it will start at 8-30 in the morning. and we'll also have the inaugural parade live on our 24-7 bay area news channel - starting at 10-35. >> california crosses a new threshold in the flu epidemic. friday, california joined the c-d-c's list of states whe
. here's a look at the schedule. vice president joe biden will be sworn in first and then president obama will be sworn in at a small ceremony at the white house. the public swearing in on monday morning followed by the parade and ball. our reporters will have live reports beginning tomorrow morning right here on mornings on 2. >>> as the 49ers prepare for the championship gauge one of the -- game, one of the stars is being accused of assault. the police say the incident came just hours after he helped the niners beat the packers. the special victim's unit is investigating. he was interviewed with his lawyer present. >> i can't go into details on the investigation. it is still active and ongoing. what i can tell you is that we did interview mr. crabtree. he was co-optive. >> the allegation is said to be shocking for fans. >> it's a shock. it's so new so the details have to come out and we'll figure it out later. hopefully we'll take the win and go after that. >> no matter what, the team will pull together and do a good job on sunday. we are going to support them. >> the niner's players an
. >> vice president joe biden's proposals to curb gun violence could be sent to president obama as early as tomorrow. biden's recommendations will include universal background chicks for gun buyers and new limits on the capacity of magazines. and this is live look at john hopkins right now in baltimore, maryland. this is where michael bloomberg is expected to speak at a gun seminar. it's a gun control summit. maybe we'll check in later to see what he has to say. >>> residents of newtown, connecticut are debating the future of sandy hook elementary school. >> the big question they are facing right now, is it better to reopen it or to just tear it down completely? the site of last month's mass shooting killed 20 children and six adults is still a crime scene. sandy hook students and teachers are holding glasses now at a school in a neighboring town. residents discussed what to do with the vacant school. >> i still think we should respect [ indiscernible ] or the [ indiscernible ] [ inaudible ] to happen to that school. >> residents discuss the possibi
it through congress. the n.r.a. is standing by over concerns of a meeting with vice-president joe biden saying the obama administration needs to stop focusing solely on guns and gun owners. >> we wish instead of talking about guns specifically, that t they would have addressed what will we do in the future. what will we do about a broken mental health system that allows people potentially violent to be on the streets? >> and a liberal think tank weighing in for the first time shall the center for american progress announcing it's joining a full scale campaign to push for more gun control laws. >> the organizations will be working to work in the states, and ensure at that we have the voice and really have the american people and really gun owners who listen to the proposals, their voices at the table as well. >> harris: all of this in the wake of a week long series of meetings hosted by the vice-president as he puts together a plan to curb violence, he says. we expect that plan to be officially presented to the white house on tuesday. our peter doocy with the news live for us in washing
-o-t-w-i-r-e ♪ hotwire.com >> and tonight, according to reports, vice-president joe biden told a group of house democrats there are 19 executive orders that president obama could invoke when it comes to gun control. so while the white house prepares to abuse its executive powers there's growing evidence of dangerous impact of premature anti-gun measures because days after a local newspaper in york, the journal news released the names and addresses of gun owners one of the owners on the list has in fact been targeted. accord to go a report at least two burglars broke into a home in white plains, new york on saturday night and they tampered with the gun safe, but luckily the not able to get into it. now the white plains police commissioner says he cannot confirm that the attempted robbery had any connection to the map put out by the journal news, but the evidence sure points to that and police say they've not made an arrest. joining me with reaction to the putnam county executive, the one who refuse today release to the journal news, the addresses of residents, mary odell and bo dietl. bo, you're
by vice president joe biden is expected to recommend a ban on assault-style weapons. that's just one option the task force may put on the president's desk in the wake of the connecticut elementary school shooting a month ago. president obama made clear this weekend that he's ready for a night ov fight over the gun control recommendations. >>> former president george h.w. bush may finally get to leave the hospital this week. the 41st president shown here on his last birthday in june has been in the hospital since november 23rd, first for bronchitis and then what was described as a stubborn fever. a family spokesman says they are hopeful that he will be discharged but are still taking it a day at a time. his son, meanwhile, former florida governor jeb bush, said yesterday that his dad is expected to be released tomorrow. >>> these are hundreds of thousands of people we're told opposing same-sex marriage rallying in the streets of paris. france's president is pushing a plan to legalize same-sex marriage and adoptions by those couples. it's facing strong opposition from the roman catholi
a speech, and followed by state of the union. >> thank you. >> the president met with vice president joe biden turning in his report on gun violence early. he didn't reveal recommendations but a new poll shows overwhelming support for new gun control measures including background checks at gun shows and for ammunition purchases a gun data bay, a ban on magazines and assault weapons and putting armed guards in schools. >> marin county is willing to pay for more than just guns, too. you can get $100 for other types of firearms. >> priority will be guns. dropoff locations include police stations in san rafael, and point reyes station. you don't have to be from marin county. to nonviolence on the birthday of martin luther king tomorrow and king holiday on monday. >> congressional conservatives saying not so fast to a $50 billion aid packet to benefit victims of hurricane sandy. the chief plaint is 25% of the money is earmarked for any state that had a federally declared disaster in the past two years, that is almost every state. and $50 million in tree planting subsid yeez. billion proposal.
down and those who say it should be renovated and reopened. >>> vice president joe biden is a day away from delivering his gun control recommendations to the president. those recommend digs as are expected to be pretty significa significant. they will include universal background checks. a limit on how many bullets a weapon can hold and a ban on assault weapons. several lawmakers and the nra say it has no chance of becoming law. >>> critical meetings this week on capitol hill for former senator chuck hagel. he's come under fire for his remarks about iran and israel in the past. he'll sit down with leading democrat chuck schumer of new york, among others, starting today. hagel got a resounding endorsement yesterday from former secretary of state colin powell. >>> we learned overnight that u.s. forces played a role in a failed rescue attempt in somalia last week. u.s. air ships did enter restricted air space briefly but did not use weapon. the hostage was apparently killed in the raid. >>> beijing is shrouded in a toxic fog this morning. as air pollution continues to soar off the charts.
advocates -- >> reporter: along with more funding for mental health care, vice president joe biden is also expected to recommend significant gun control measures, universal background checks, limiting how many bullets a magazine clip can hold and an assault weapons ban. >> at last the waiting ends. >> reporter: bill clinton got a ten-year assault weapons ban by two votes, but this is a much more conservative congress. a recent poll shows a slim majority of americans oppose such a ban, and the nra is ready for battle. >> the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to getan assault weapons ban through this congress. >> reporter: even a democratic senator says it won't happen. >> assault weapons stand -- >> on just guns alone will not in the political reality that we have will not go anywhere. >> reporter: but other provisions may have a chance according to experts. why do hunters need a clip that carries more than ten rounds, and why shouldn't gun buyers at gun shows be required to have their background checked? >> congress surely can and should act to close that loophole and to mak
to another school in a neighboring town. >>> vice president joe biden will meet with the house members today to discuss ways to reduce gun violence following that tragedy. he's expected to give president obama a list of recommendations sometime tomorrow. mean time, the nra says congress will likely block any new law that would ban assault rifles. the nra has so far prevented passage of another assault weapons ban like the one that expired back in 2004. >>> still ahead at 11:00, ryan wilson may be in an empire state of mind. the latest reports on one of the most popular giants in team history. >> a surprise news conference with the president this morning during which he warns congress he will not get in a fight over this country's debt limit. i'm bob redell. that story coming up. >>> plus, has apple lost its cool? we'll take a look in business news. >>> in a surprise move today, president obama holding his very last news conference of his first term. he used the encounter to address the debt ceiling debate soon to be heating up on capitol hill. bob redell joining us live from the newsroom wit
barack obama and vice president joe biden kicked off the inauguration weekend today with projects for the national day of service. obama spent the morning with his wife staining shelves at an elementary school in washington. meanwhile biden spent the day with his family at the national guard armory. filling care kits for deployed troops. the national day of service clinton coinciding with m-l- k day. the federal holiday rights leader. the day is meant for people to volunteer their time to helping others in honor of martin luther king. the national day of service is helping kick off a weekend of inaugural events. the first one already took place earlier tonight. the kids inaugural concert! first lady michelle obama and daughters sasha and malia rocked out with hundreds of kids from military families and washington-area public schools. the concert included katy perry, mindless behavior, usher and members of the cast of the fox series "glee." the concert continues a tradition started at the 2009 inauguration by honoring the nation's military families. president obama will have two sw
purposes. >> vice president joe biden will give president obama his recommendations for curbing gun violence tomorrow. they could include restrictions on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines as well as background checks on all gun buyers. the head of the national rifle association says he believes there's not enough support in congress to ban assault weapons. >> i would say that the likelihood is that they're not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> it's a view many republicans share, including senator john mccain who spoke on cbs's "face the nation." >> did you think an assaults weapons ban can pass the congress? >> no. >> do you think it should? >> no. >> the nra is pushing for laws that would restrict the mentally ill from owning guns. now, some in congress, including new york senator chuck schumer, want retailers like walmart which sells guns to take action ahead of congress to stop selling those assault weapons. terrell. >> susan mcginnis in washington. susan, good to see you. thank you so much. >>> the hollyw
kind of bending down a little bit. we were able to manage also. >> reporter: vice president joe biden and his wife joined volunteers assembling care packages for soldiers. all told the white house says volunteers in all 50 states pitched in. ♪ ♪ at a volunteer summit designed to recruit year-round volunteers we met erica chain who came -- erica chain who came all the way from san francisco. she painted is washington, d.c. elementary school a day after meeting mr. obama face the face. >> it's unreal. i walked out of the oval office yesterday and i had to have someone from tech pinch me and i said i felt it. it's really. it did happen. and it's really just an honor. >> reporter: it was chain's way of saying thank you to the obama campaign. chain suffered a brain tumor in 2010 while she was out of the country and uninsured. >> i started applying to every insurance plan that i could because they had to perform brain surgery to keep me alive. every plan you can think of. all of them, denied me. >> reporter: in this video which she made for t
of giving back. >> the vice president and joe biden joined volunteers packing care boxes for american service members. they were all taking part in the national day of service dedicated to the memory of dr. martin luther king celebrated on monday the same day as the ceremonial inauguration. the president will be officially sworn in tomorrow, the day specified by the constitution. president obama will swear the oath of office with his hand on two bibles, one used by abraham lincoln at his inauguration in 1861, and the other a bible which belonged to dr. king. the first covered in velvet and trimmed with gold was loned to lincoln by supreme court clerk william thomas carroll. a seal inside the cover marks the occasion. in the king bible, king noted the dates of sermons he had given. bernice king the youngest of his four children said it was his fawct's traveling bible. >> he used it to study and meditate, not just to speak and preach but just to prepare himself to be able to lead. >> reporter: in a video released by the inaugural committee, president obama calls the lincoln and king bib
found oakland mayor jean quan here. vice president joe biden urged mayors to act now on gun control. >> oakland and california have these very strong gun-control laws, but i still have teenagers with ak-47's on the streets of oakland, because they can come in by mail. so we really have to have a national law that requires at least id checks and criminal background checks. >> reporter: quan is lobbying for the hiring of former los angeles police chief bratton in oakland. bratton, an outspoken proponent of the stop-and-frisk policy, has recently been a target of protests in oakland. >> i'm not here to defend every policy or everything chief bratton has done. but i do know this. that crime in los angeles went down. >> reporter: but that controversy may pale in comparison to the kind of gridlock that could take place. >> does it seem realistic at this point to think that could pass with such a divided congress? >> well, it has to go to the public. i think the more unified the public is on gun violence prevention, the more congress will act upon it.
. >>> the debate over gun control is set to intensify this week. vice president joe biden is set to deliver a list of come from hencie i comprehensive proposals to the president tomorrow. yesterday the president of the national rifle association said such a ban would not make it through congress. >> we put the brakes on anything that simply takes away a person's second amendment right for no good reason. >> do you think you have enough support on capitol hill to keep an assault weapons ban from passing. >> i think right now we do. when a president takes all the power of his office, if he's willing to expend political capital, you don't want to bet your house on the outcome. i would say that the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> how about a clip? >> i think -- >> some kind of restriction on clips. >> i don't think ultimately they'll get that either. >> even some democrats in congress like joe manchin are acknowledging an assault weapons ban would have a hard time passing. >> assault weapons alone, on just guns alone, will not in
president joe biden. the items on the table include stronger background checks and limits on assault weapons and ammunitions. during a news conference yesterday, the president responded to why gun sales have spiked since the deadly shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> those who oppose any common-sense gun-control or gun-safety measures have a pretty effective way of ginning up fear on the part of gun owners that somehow the federal government's about to take all your guns away. and there's probably an economic element to that. it obviously is good for business. responsible gun owners, people who have a gun for protection, for hunting, for sportsmanship, they don't have anything to worry about. the issue here is not whether or not we believe in the second amendment. >> the vice president in a stat outlined 19 areas where president obama could use executive action to enact new gun-control policy. the president confirmed he was willing to bypass congress, if necessary. >> i'm confident that there are some steps that we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as
, vice president joe biden continues his gun violence meetings. this time he'll be meeting with members of congress. tomorrow the vice president will give president obama his recommendations for new gun control policies. coming up for you at 7:15, the national rifle association makes a prediction of how congress would vote on an assault weapons ban. >>> also new this morning, president obama will hold his first news conference of the new year at 8:15 this morning. among the issues the president is expected to deal with, looming fiscal fights with congress and his efforts to control guns. we'll listen in on some of the president's remarks live once he begins to speak. >>> 7:06. large ships could soon face new restrictions when sailing under the bay bridge. this comes after an empty oil tanker hit a tower of bridge last week. officials say there was limited visibility due to fog when the tanker collided with the fender of the tower causing up to $4 million in damage. the harbor safety committee is now revisiting guide lines about sailing in fog which exempts the bay bridge and golden gate
tonight. >>> tomorrow vice president joe biden is expected to bring similar recommendations to the president. biden was acy signed to head a task force following the sandy hook massacre. today marks one month since the shooting in newtown. 20 students and six educators, many of the victims' parents gathered today to announce the formation of the sandy hook promise. the mission, to honor the 26 lives lost. it also calls for open discussion on gun ownership, mental health and the safety of america's children. >> this is a promise we make to our precious children because each child, every human life, is filled with promise and though we continue to be filled with unbearable pain we choose love, belief, and hope instead of anger. >> at this time organizers of the group say they're not taking sides in the debate but will in the future. >>> overseas a second brutal gang rape in india. the victim another bus passenger. police have arrested seven suspects accused of attacking a 29-year-old woman on friday night. authorities say the bus driver refused to drop her off at her requested
that they can guy has only gotten more intense. vice president joe biden on tuesday will present the president with his task force's recommendation for reducing gun violence. mental health, violent video games and school safety have all been a part of his agenda. he even met with the n.r.a. but the group said it was, quote, disappointed in their discussion. that discussion is stirring passion from dinner tables to talk shows nationwide in ways we haven't seen in a very long time. here's our own piers morgan with a radio host who started a petition to get piers deported over support for gun control. >> the tyrants did it. hitler took the guns. stalin took the guns. castro took the guns. chavez took the guns. 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms. doesn't matter how many lemmings are out there begging for them to have their guns taken. we will not relinquish them. that's why you're going to fail and the establishment knows no much how much propaganda, the republic will rise again. my family was at the core on both sides starting the santa ana because santa ana came to take the
vice president joe biden has been busy meeting with a range of groups about gun control including the nra which released this statement after their meeting with biden. they said and i quote: we were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe how much it who h. to do within amendment to attack the second amendment. the task force spent most of its time on proposed restrictions on lawful firearm owners. honest tax paying hard working americans. it's unfortunate that this administration continues to insist pushing failed solutions to our nation's most pressing problems end of quote. the gun debate has gotten ooff track. when it talks about you don't need 10 bullets to kill a deer, that's not the point. folks, it's about protecting yourselves and your families. the second amendment is not to protect your hunting rights. it's to protect you when maybe the police are 30 minutes away. i understand wanting to stop violence. more guns in america past 20 years overall the murder and violence rate is down by half. i think when we talk about maybe we n
capacity magazines and stricter background check system. today vice president joe biden presented his findings to the president after a week and a half of meetings with bay area groups including the national rifle association and video game makers and mental health experts. there's a political fight to any gun control measures that los support since the newtown massacre. >>> a moving tribute for one of the victims of that shooting. the town a teacher who shielded her students from the gunman inside sandy hook will be honored. the new school is set to open in 2014. >>> an extremely violent day in syria after twin explosions at a large university. the explosions killed more than 80 people. each side of the syrian conflict is blaming the other for the attack. the nearly two-year civil war killed at least 60,000 people. more than 50 countries on the u.n. security council want syrian war crimes referred to the international criminal court. russia is against it. >>> international efforts are intensifying in support of france's efforts to weed out rebels. france has sent hundreds of soldiers
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